Tod Machover has just posted an essay about the process of composing his new collaborative symphony for the Swiss city of Lucerne. An excerpt:
With both the recorded sounds and the Hyperscore pieces, I have spent the last weeks not only listening to them and getting to know them, but also imagining what special synergies and surprises could happen when one sound or piece blends into another to create new kinds of relationships. For me, allowing sounds and phrases to communicate in unusual ways is one of the great pleasures of working on these collaborative symphonies.
The symphony will premiere on September 5. Read the full article here.